It is quite an achievement to catch a Shiny Pokémon, but a very passionate and hardworking fan even managed to catch them all. With it, he drew the developer’s attention to himself – in a positive way.
Pokémon: Fan owns all 1312 Shinys
The Shiny Pokémon were introduced in the 2nd generation games, Pokémon Gold and Silver. The chance of actually running into you is slim – about 1 in 8,000. But that didn’t stop a Japanese fan from every single Shiny across multiple games catch.
The Pokémon trainer known as Kyudan shared his collection with the community through Pokémon Home. For those who don’t know: Pokémon Home is a useful mobile app that not only plays various games like Sword and Shield, Pokémon Go, and both Let’s Go games connects with each other, but also enables transfer between them. It also serves as a Pokédex that allows you to list all of your catches.
Kyudan’s list contains 1,312 Shiny Pokémon. This number includes several variants of the pocket monsters. One example is the butterfly-type Pokémon Vivillon, which was introduced in 6th generation games. There are 20 different Vivillon models.
Kyudan could be the first to achieve the goal of capturing every single Shiny Pokémon that existed after the 8th generation. There are now nearly 900 Pokémon and to put its performance in perspective, would be over 6.5 million Pokémon encounters on average needed to complete the Shiny collection.
Which is your favorite Pokémon? Japanese fans have precise ideas:
Pokémon: Developer became aware of him
The performance of this dedicated fan not only impresses fans, but also Junichi Masuda selbst. He is surprised by this performance and warmly congratulated Kyudan on Twitter.
As one of the founding members of the Game Freak development studio, Masuda assembled every Pokémon game in the core series so far and has worked as both designer and director on many games. He also founded the Masuda-Methode, a method for obtaining Shiny Pokémon quickly.
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